Adderley, Charles Bower (1814-1905)

Adderley, Charles Bower (1814-1905)

Charles Bowyer Adderley was the eldest son of Charles Clement Adderley (d. 1818), offspring of an old Staffordshire family, and his wife, daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 1st Baronet. Adderley ...
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Arden, George (1820-1854)

Arden, George (1820-1854)

Arrived in Melbourne, January 1838. A fortnight later launched the weekly "Port Phillip Gazette", the first legalised journal in Port Phillip. January 1839, published, and probably wrote, the first original ...
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Atkin, Charles Ager (1828-1898)

Atkin, Charles Ager (1828-1898)

(1) Charles Ager Atkin, "chymist" — as then spelt, arrived in Melbourne in September 1853, from Nottingham England, at the age of 25. He came to try his luck on ...
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Avis, Thomas James (1825-1899)

Avis, Thomas James (1825-1899)

In 1864 Thomas Avis set up as a cabiniet-maker on the corner of Arden Street, straight across Errol Street from the Limerick Castle Hotel (licensed about 1866). The next year ...
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Blackwood, John Hutchison (1827-1908)

Blackwood, John Hutchison (1827-1908)

Born Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland. An ancestor was a Privy Councillor to Mary, Queen of Scots. Arrived Melbourne, 21st August, 1852. Firm of McMeckan, Blackwood & Co. (founded 1853) conducted an ...
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Blair, David (1820-1899)

Blair, David (1820-1899)

David Blair (1820-1899) born in Ireland of parents Thomas Blair and Jane Burns(1)  of Scottish descent. He began as a teacher, transferred to the Ordinance Survey of Ireland, being stationed ...
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Bourke, Sir Richard (1777-1855)

Bourke, Sir Richard (1777-1855)

Bourke, an Irish-born British Army officer served as the 8th Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837. As a lifelong Whig (Liberal), he encouraged the emancipation of convicts ...
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Brougham, Henry 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Brougham, Henry 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Lord Henry Brougham, who grew up amid the genteel poverty of Edinburgh. Graduating in Law, he practiced for some years at the Scottish Bar, after which he was called to ...
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Buncle, John (1822-1889)

Buncle, John (1822-1889)

(1) Born Edinburgh and trained as an engineer. Before migrating John Buncle was chief draftsman and designer at the London and North-Western Railway workshops, Crewe, Cheshire. He arrived in Melbourne, ...
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Canning, George (1770-1827)

Canning, George (1770-1827)

George Canning was born in London of Irish descent. He entered politics when 23 and rose to be one of a succession of great foreign Ministers. Under him, England broke ...
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Capel, Thomas (1796-1855)

Capel, Thomas (1796-1855)

Born in 1796 at Somerset, England. Within three years of settlement, Thomas Capel was selling locally brewed beer from Melbourne’s Yarra wharves. "Capel" became a tragic word in early Melbourne ...
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Chapman, Henry Samuel (1803-1881)

Chapman, Henry Samuel (1803-1881)

Born Kensington, London, and began as a bank clerk. At the age of 17, he was in Quebec as a commission merchant for English manufacturers. Launched the first daily newspaper ...
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Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874)

Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874)

William John Turner Clarke (1805-1874), pastoralist and landowner, was born on 20 April 1805 in Somerset, England, the second son of William Clarke of St Botolf, Aldgate, London, and his ...
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Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Richard Cobden, apostle of Free Trade, was the relentless crusader for the repeal of the Corn Law – a protectionist device which, he said, “took from the poorest of the ...
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Costello, Patrick (1824-1896)

Costello, Patrick (1824-1896)

Patrick Costello, came to Port Phillip in 1840 from Ireland. After trying various occupations, he became one of Melbourne's early innkeepers. When he married Catherine Donovan and made his home ...
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Eade, Joel (1823–1911)

Eade, Joel (1823–1911)

Born 9th February 1823 at Breage, Cornwall, England, son of James Richard Eade, farmer and miner, and his wife Elizabeth, née Dunnald. At 14 Joel left school and began work ...
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Erskine, Thomas 1st Baron

Erskine, Thomas 1st Baron

Erskine - the greatest Advocate of all, Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), was the youngest son of the Earl of Buchan. He was educated at Edinburgh High School and St. Andrew's University, and ...
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Fallshaw, Daniel (1854-1924)

Fallshaw, Daniel (1854-1924)

Between 1876 and 1896 Daniel Fallshaw and his two sons developed the north-west corner of O'Shanassy and Errol streets. They began by building two brick shops with dwellings above, now ...
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Fleming, Robert (1804-1859)

Fleming, Robert (1804-1859)

Robert Fleming was born in 1804 in Edinburgh, Scotland to parents Thomas and Janet Fleming. Robert and his wife sailed on board the ship Dunmmore and arrived in Hobart early ...
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Glass, Hugh (1817–1871)

Glass, Hugh (1817–1871)

He came from Northern Ireland in 1841 and began farming at Merri Creek on the northern outskirts of Melbourne. As this did not suit his restless energy, he opened a ...
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